Zagreb museums have become the hottest cultural hubs to visit and hang out in. There are a vast number to visit in the city, and more than 3.6 million exhibitions to discover and explore.
We suggest staying for one or two nights in Zagreb to explore its museums and then either combining it with one or more destinations on a Croatia multi-centre holiday, or with a Croatia small ship cruise departing from Split or Dubrovnik.
Locally known as MSU, the Museum of Contemporary Art has enough exhibits to keep you entertained for the entire day. The monumental 14,500m2 open space showcases the best of Croatia’s contemporary art. Here you can admire the computer art created in Croatia in the 1960s and 70s, and the work of the New Tendencies movement that was internationally renowned for their artistic innovations. The ‘Pafama’ painting by Josip Seissel dates back to 1922 and is the first known abstract composition in Croatian art.
The museum’s impressive collection features paintings, drawings, photography, video, sculpture and installations. MSU also hosts a program of summer events on their roof terrace.
Address: Avenija Dubrovnik 17
Opening times: Tue-Sun 1am-6pm (except Sat 11am-8pm)
As a complete contrast to the huge MSU, the Museum of Broken Relationships is the smallest museum in Zagreb. The unusual exhibits feature objects and mementos from doomed relationship as well as accompanying stories behind the break-ups.
Browse the touching love letters and romantic photos, and offbeat items like a prosthetic leg or an axe. All of the items on display were donated by genuine heartbroken lovers.
Address: Ćirilometodska 2 (Upper Town)
Opening times: Mon-Sun 9am-10.30pm